Nature and Environment

States Ask Congress to Authorize Drought Contingency Plans

Mar 19, 2019 The measures are meant to prevent Lakes Mead and Powell from dropping to catastrophic levels.

High Snowpack Could Temporarily Stave Off Colorado River Water Shortage

Mar 19, 2019 But federal officials are quick to remind that one wet winter won’t solve the Southwest’s structural water problems.

Body of Dead Vaquita Porpoise Found as Report Says Only 10 Left

Mar 19, 2019 The critically endangered marine mammal found in the Sea of Cortez is in danger of extinction due to illegal fishing nets.

Elephant Birth on the Horizon at Reid Park Zoo

Mar 19, 2019 29-year-old Semba to give birth to her fourth calf in spring 2020.

Advanced Dust Storm Detection Coming for I-10 Drivers

Mar 19, 2019 ADOT's radar-based system rolls out later this year.

Monitor: Pima County is Drought-Free, for Now

Mar 15, 2019 The spell will not last long as the temperatures rise.

Grand Canyon Park Superintendent Steps Down

Mar 15, 2019 Christine Lehnertz, the first female superintendent of the park, is the second consecutive Grand Canyon chief to leave under pressure.

Senate Committee Approves $20M for Pinal Wells

Mar 15, 2019 The proposal was revived after being killed in the House.

Music from the Heart in "American Mariachi"

Mar 13, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How NAMI and the Mission Garden are growing wellness in Tucson; and author Alice Hatcher reads her "Love Letter to My Library"

Utah Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Shrink Monuments

Mar 13, 2019 The move is in response to Obama's use of the Antiquities Act to set aside 1.35 million acres for Bear's Ears National Monument.

California Water Agencies at Odds Over Colorado River Drought Plan

Mar 12, 2019 The state has two powerful agencies fighting over how to get the plan approved.

With Arizona's Help, Sonoran Officials Install Dozens of Game Cameras

Mar 12, 2019 Many species' territories span the border, and game cams in both countries help agencies understand those animals.

Wildflowers Show Off Their Colors Around Arizona

Mar 8, 2019 Fall and winter rains provided a necessary resource for brilliant blooms.

Tree-Ring Research Reveals Broken Connection Between Weather and Wildfires

Mar 8, 2019 UA professor Valerie Trouet co-authored a study showing jet stream moisture no longer predicts California wildfire severity.

Sonoran Desert Inspires 'Next Generation' Researchers To 'Shake Things Up'

Mar 7, 2019 NGen, created around nine years ago, brings together multi-disciplinary researchers who share a passion for the region.

Discovering "Unapologetic Beauty"

Mar 6, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: An artist finds her dream job in the wilderness; and, part 2 of a discussion on "The Insect Apocalypse".

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